Innovative technologies and manufacturing processes are continually being developed, and small and medium-sized manufacturers are benefiting as aerospace businesses seek specialised suppliers to help extend their supply chain. However, the COVID-19 epidemic wreaked havoc on travel and the worldwide aviation business in 2020, making it a difficult year for the commercial aircraft industry. When airlines fail, the whole market suffers, including aircraft OEMs and the worldwide supply chain that supports them, as well as service, maintenance, and MRO. The full closure of air travel in 2020 was catastrophic to the travel industry and resulted in significant production curtailments for aircraft OEMs, where a record backlog of orders vanished overnight as carriers shut down and ceased accepting new aircraft deliveries.
OEMs can restart production lines by implementing new manufacturing technologies arising from Industrial IoT, Manufacturing 4.0, and the ongoing digital transformation in the industry. Next-generation intelligent automation, as well as cognitive manufacturing driven by AI, advanced analytics, and digital twin deployment, will improve production processes, save costs, and assist A&D manufacturers in reaching pre-pandemic delivery rates faster and more efficiently. Material science is also creating a slew of novel materials, as well as additive manufacturing and human/robot collaboration, which will substantially alter the face of aircraft manufacture.
At this juncture, there is a wide variety of Aerospace Manufacturing solution providers entering the industry with a set of advanced and integrated offerings. To help companies navigate through the best-of-breed solution providers, Aerospace and Defense Review has compiled a list of the leading players in the field. This edition also offers a combination of thought leadership from subject-matter experts with real-life stories on fostering robust partnerships and exclusive insights from CIOs and CXOs. We hope this edition will provide you with the right assistance in choosing the best Aerospace Manufacturing solution providers and service companies according to your requirements.
We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s “Top 10 Aerospace Manufacturing Solution Providers in Europe - 2021”.